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Magnesium is an essential mineral used in over 600 reactions in the body including important reactions that are involved in sleep, energy, stress hormone metabolism, muscle function and female hormone metabolism. The average daily intake of magnesium for men and women in the UK is below the daily amount recommended by the government1. A contributing factor to this is that the magnesium content of our foods is lower today than it was 60 years ago2 and cooking, storage and processing methods can lower the amount further meaning that it is challenging to get sufficient magnesium from our diet.

Do I need to take magnesium supplements?

Magnesium can be found in green leafy vegetables, wholegrains, nuts and seeds and legumes and consuming good levels of these foods is key to maintaining a healthy magnesium level. Whilst no one needs to take magnesium supplements, it might be something to consider for those who find it difficult to get enough of these foods or for those who have an increased risk of lower levels of magnesium. Magnesium depletion is increased by chronic stress, infection, poor sleep, exercise, alcohol, salt, caffeine and fizzy drinks.

Which formula is right for me?

Magnesium Glycinate

Highly absorbable magnesium in a glycinate form. Convenient 100mg tablet that won’t cause unwanted side effects at higher dosages. Glycinate form supports healthy sleep and relaxation.

MegaMag® Energen Plus

Highly absorbable magnesium glycinate with N-acetyl-carnitine and malic acid for healthy energy production.

MegaMag® Calmeze

Highly absorbable magnesium glycinate with theanine, taurine and glycine for a healthy stress response.

MegaMag® PeriMeno Plus

Highly absorbable magnesium glycinate with herbal blend for women over 40.

MegaMag® Night Formula

Highly absorbable magnesium glycinate with tryptophan, hopes, theanine and lactium® to support the nervous system and aid restful sleep.

MegaMag® Fem Balance

Highly absorbable magnesium glycinate with myo-inositol, vitamin B6, malic acid and co-factors to support healthy hormone balance.

MegaMag® Muscleze

Highly absorbable magnesium glycinate with malic acid and cofactors to support muscle function and recovery.

MegaMag® Kids + Teens

Highly Absorbable magnesium glycinate with lemon balm and vitamin B6 to support learning, memory & concentration.

Benefits of Nutri Advanced’s magnesium products

Well-tolerated formulas for optimal absorption

We use magnesium glycinate which does not dissociate in the gut like other forms of magnesium and avoids competition with other minerals for absorption. Not only does magnesium have a better uptake in a glycinate form, it is also better tolerated with lower risk of gastric side effects such as diarrhoea, than other forms of magnesium.

Powder supplements with delicious flavours

Our MegaMag® supplements are provided as powders which means we can deliver more of the bulkier nutrients, such as minerals and amino acids, that would usually necessitate large or numerous tablets to achieve the optimal dose. We also offer magnesium glycinate in a convenient tablet for those who don’t like drinking supplements. We provide multiple delicious flavours of MegaMag® which can be combined together or mixed with cordial and juice to add variation.

1. National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Results from Years 5-6 (combined) of the Rolling Programme (2012/13 – 2013/14). Published September 2016. PHE publications gateway number: 2016248
2. Worthington V. Nutritional quality of organic versus conventional fruits,
vegetables and grains. J Altern Complement Med 7: 161-173, 2001.

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